SciTech Links (June 5, 2017)
- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis reports that India is cancelling plans for huge coal power stations because solar energy prices are lower, which, if true, represents a huge threshold for sustainable energy productions. If solar energy is cheaper than coal (and other types of energy), that means the market itself will naturally migrate over.
- A company is suggesting that young blood cuts cancer and Alzheimer’s risk, which seems like a huge deal. That said, a healthy dose of skepticism is warranted. For example, the company’s trial did not have a placebo test group.
- A new paper describes a test in which they were able to restore damaged brain cells in mice using stem cells.